General English Series - 3

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Subject and Predicate

The essential parts of a sentence are the Subject and the Predicate. The subject names the person or thing we speak about, and the predicate says something about the subject. As a rule, the subject comes first and the predicate foolows it.
The subject may consists of one word or several words. The same the case with the predicate.


SUBJECT PREDICATE
Fire burns.
Bhagat Singh was a great patriot.
A lot of people attended the wedding reception.
Time and tide waits for no man.
Birds of the same feather flock together.

Excercise
[Seperate the subject and the predicate in the following sentences.]
  1. Pride goes before a fall.
  2. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  3. To err is human.
  4. Somking is injurious to health.
  5. They always complain about food.
  6. The president of India is leaving for Washington next week.
  7. The Chief Minister with his cabinet colleagues has gone to meet the Governor.
  8. A stitch in time saves nine. 
  9. 'Marriage is the marriage of two minds.'
  10. Slow and steady wins the race.
Answers of General English Series - 2 Post
  1. Assertive
  2. Imperative
  3. Exclamatory
  4. Interrogative
  5. Imperative
  6. Exclamatory
  7.  Assertive
  8.  Interrogative
  9.  Assertive
  10.  Imperative

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